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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  275 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Nathaniel is the 1st book in USA Today Bestselling and Amazon #1 author, Carole Mortimer’s, NEW paranormal series, DRAGON HEARTS.

Warriors, from the mists of time?
Dragons, of myth and legend?
Or both?

Taking a much-needed holiday in North Wales, journalist Chloe Evans discovers a castle not listed on any of the dozen or so maps she has of the area. The nearest thing she c
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published July 28th 2017 by Carole Mortimer
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May 31, 2019 marked it as dnf
Once the putative hero started talking about “the pretty blonde” he shared with his brother recently, (very early in the book) and the heroine salivates about this stranger’s giant dong “Extra large! Mmmm- yes, please” I dumped it. Not interested in that superficial shit, and find brothers who do that disgusting. Life is too short for bad, dragon-PNR.....
Sheila Melo
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINAL DECISION: A fun and very hot short novella about a dragon shifter and the woman who might be his mate.

THE STORY:  On a trip to Wales, journalist Chloe Evans discovers a mysterious castle that she suspects is a hub for illegal activities. Determined to investigate, Chloe ends up meeting Nathaniel who is an alpha alpha and who tempts Chloe in ways she never expected. The mystery of Pendragon castle involves centuries of secrets and, as one might expect from the title of the series, dragons.

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Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Nathaniel is the first book in the Dragon Hearts series by Carole Mortimer. This is an exciting paranormal romance full of dragon shifters, passion, mystery, drama, insta-love, lust, different realms, some suspense, and more. I love a good shifter romance, especially dragons, so this book already had me in the palm of its hand, right from the start. What I was expecting was a bit of a light, fun, adventure with some shifters, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. I would have e
DNF at 8%

Chloe is a bitchy, arrogant, rude madam who doesn’t give a shit about anyone’s privacy and whose only concern is whether a guy’s dick is large, extra large or as Chloe says:

‘Mm. Yes please’ extra extra large.

Women like that give females a bad reputation. Yuck
Maggie Whitworth
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
So looking reading the rest of this series , I love shifters and this book was great .
Brilliant characters all .
Well written and thoroughly enjoyable.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
well written but will not continue series
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Nov 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF at 69%. I can't take any more of this book. There is zero romance here. They might as well heed the brother and be lab rats for as clinical and dry as this book is. That coupled with a bitchy h who has yet to have a single intelligent thought, and this story is going on the virtual trash heap.
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts #1) by Carole Mortimer was a hot, fan worthy, hooking story about the alpha of alpha-est male dragon and his soon to be mate.

My first read from this author I didn't know what I was getting into, as this author has written many, many books, and me being like, why is this the first time I'm hearing about this? Went in with fresh eyes and a open mind. And, first impressions, I like.. I like a lot.

I am a dragon lover, and ten to collect dragon books. Seeing this I couldn't
Shell Cunliffe
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well the fabulous Carole has done it again, she has now converted me to this type of book, I wasn't convinced when she said about it when I spoke to her in May. She was right I do love the book and I'm making a mental note to myself I will listen more to Carole.

What can I say about the book apart from it was fabulous. If you love hot and I mean hot and sexy men that change into dragons then this book is for you. I can recommend this book very highly.

This book focuses on Nathaniel who is fifteen-
Laura Furuta
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1)
By: Carole Mortimer
5 out of 5 stars

The story Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1) by Carole Mortimer is a fantasy/paranormal/romance book. It is a story that I loved reading. It hooked me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page. I loved reading about the characters of Chloe Evans and Nathaniel. Chloe is a journalist that has come upon a story about a castle. The locals are tight-lipped about it however she gets some informa
Anna Hirsch
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts Series) by Carole Mortimer
4 Stars

This is a paranormal story about dragons of myth and legend. I love dragons so any story involving them, I am inclined to read. I found this story very interesting. The legend of King Arthur was integrated in the book but the author did a good job keeping it as a back story and didn’t let it overtake the story. The book stayed centred on the dragon shifters, Nathaniel in particular.

Nathaniel and his brothers have been around for hundred
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I give Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1) by Carole Mortimer, 4 stars.

Chloe is a journalist who is on vacation in Wales. When she comes across a castle that is not on any map or vacation guide, she is instantly intrigued. Even the villagers cannot tell her too much. So she decides to have a look for herself. What and who she finds there astounds her. But these men, while drop dead gorgeous, must be up to something illegal. Why else all the secrecy? But the big question is, what has she really gotten he
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel is the first book in the Dragon Hearts series from Carole Mortimer. I have never read any of her work before so this was a new experience altogether for me. I jumped in with an open mind and was pretty pleased with what I found. There were a few things that I didn't enjoy as much as I would have, and things I loved, so we will go pros/cons for this review.

Pros~ I loved the world building, I felt like I was visiting places that even though I know could never exist outside my mind, were
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel Dragon Hearts 1 by Carole Mortimer

5 stars!!!!!

I just love dragon shifter books. This was also a new author and series for me. I was not disappointed! This is yet another wonderful twist on the legend of King Arthur. The author's writing style and story are so unique and refreshing.

The whole chemistry between Nathaniel and Chloe is just electric. I felt as though I was Chloe and went through all the feelings and emotions as she did. I really liked the fated mates bit. I found that I was
Valkyrie Oracle
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel is the first book in the Dragon Hearts series. It can be read as a standalone.

It took me a little bit to get into this book, but once I was able to connect to the characters it was a good experience. It is a quick read, only took me a few hours. This story has a decently strong female character so that was refreshing. She is also a bit snarky, which makes the story a bit amusing as well.

While vacationing in Wales, Chloe makes an interesting discovery. Of course, the journalist in her w
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dragon shifters!! A new to me author!! A new series!!

This story is full of mystery, adventure and hot sex. And there is going to be more! More mysteries, more adventures and more hot sex!

This story had me hooked from the beginning. Sassy, brave and determined is how Mortimer introduces Chloe to us. She is alone for the most part. She has acquaintances but no real true friends and no family. She out looking for a story and finds so much more.

Nathaniel is living in the Pendragon Castle with his
Sandra R
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this entertaining novella, so will probably give it 7/10. It's very well written, naturally, as this author has been writing for many years, both self publishing and writing for Mills and Boon. It's really erotic romance I suppose, as there's an instant attraction between the H/h and some quite clinical details in the sex scenes - which of course this book centres around.

In essence Chloe stumbles on an ancient castle in Wales that is owned by 8 sexy, tall and fascinating brothers (all D
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel is the first book in Carole Mortimer’s paranormal romance series Dragon Hearts. Carole Mortimer is a new writer for me but Nathaniel will not be the last book I read! I am looking forward to reading the other books in Dragon Hearts series and I think I need also venture out and dig into other series as I absolutely loved her writing!
Nathaniel is exciting paranormal romance taking place in Wales!!!! At a castle called Pendragon!!!! There is mystery, secrets, passion… I loved how the wri
Madison Degraffenreid
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Nathaniel Dragon Hearts Book One By Carole Mortimer


This was such a wonderful and steamy read. Chloe, on search for a story, discovers a hidden castle. She is asked to leave by handsome and mouth watering Nathaniel. After attempting to find out more about the castle she is caught again on the property but is taken to the dungeon after Deryk, Nathaniel's brother, finds Nathaniel trying to let her leave again. He was angry when he let her go the first time so he was determined to keep her an
Erica Fish
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel by Carole Mortimer is book one in her series Dragon Hearts. This will be a great new series for Dragon paranormal books. Her story line gripped me and had me going through the roller coaster ride. It is a light hearted story which makes it a fast read. Carole Mortimer did an amazing job of introducing the characters. Even though there was not a depth to all the characters but Nathaniel and Chloe was the focus . Nathaniel is in a castle that is not on a map anywhere with a total of 5 ma ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel by Carole Mortimer
Four Stars

Nathaniel is book one of the Dragon Hearts Series by Carole Mortimer. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Mortimer, but it definitely won’t be the last. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series. This book really sets the scene for this Dragon Shifter series featuring the Pendragon Brothers, all alpha dragon shifter’s looking for their fated mate before they become feral. This book grabbed my attention on the very first page and I couldn’t
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book 1 in a new series about a family of dragons. It would seem as if all of them are incredibly good looking and each has his own unique personality trait.

The first brother we meet is NATHANIEL. He has sparkling green eyes and doesn't necessarily believe in a mate for life myth. Chloe is a freelance reporter who has no family, few friends and a life she is ok with. This is their tale.

NATHANIEL is a quick and dirty read. It is explicitly witten so you don't have to use your imagination.
Kerry Baker
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel by Carole Mortimer is the first book in the Dragon Hearts series. This book perfectly sets up what is clearly going to be a very enjoyable series.
Chloe never expects to find a story in the middle of her holiday to Wales. But once she realises there is one surrounding the cattle and it’s inhabitants then she knows she can’t leave until she has all the details.
Although a shorter story than I expected this book sure knows how to grab your attention. The chemistry between the two main ch
Katie Kearney
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1) By Carole Mortimer. This book was great to get lost in. This is a new to me author and I’ll definitely be looking for more. I sometimes have a hard time getting into fantasy/paranormal stories unless I’m really in the mood but I didn’t have any trouble sinking into Nathaniel and Chloe’s journey. I each character has this amazing way of capturing your attention and you just have to know where this story goes. It’s well written and paced nicely. Some steamy parts that h ...more
Jenni Bishop
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1) by Carole Mortimer is a sexy paranormal fantasy story of dragons. I enjoyed the little twist to the Pendragon name and the mystery that is the Pendragon castle and the secrecy that surrounds it and found this well written story very entertaining. It is a quick read that is full of humour and I really enjoyed the banter of the feisty and witty Chloe, who takes no prisoners and her sexy alpha dragon and their sexual tension. Carole has set the scene of a previous time a ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel, Dragon Hearts #1, by Carole Mortimer is a fantasy romance featuring dragon shifters. One inquisitive woman versus a determined man to keep his distance and her away, what could possibly happen? The author quickly sets the stage for this story, along with a colorful cast of characters. I liked Nathaniel's personality in this story was breathtaking. He may be standoffish at parts, but in the entire scheme of things - he was quite magnetic. Chloe was absolutely the best to set against th ...more
Melanie S
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading Carole Mortimer's fantastic Alphas series, I couldn't wait to see what she did with dragon-shifters. Nathaniel, the first of the goddess-born Pendragon brothers, finds reporter Chloe trespassing on his castle grounds. The last thing a family of reclusive dragon shifters needs, right? The initially adversarial relationship morphs into hot romance and true love, thanks to Chloe's steel-trap mind, iron spine, and tender heart, as alpha Nathaniel meets his match, his mate, his fate, an ...more
Deb Diem
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nathaniel by Carole Mortimer is a paranormal romance. This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Ms. Mortimer has given readers a well-written book loaded with an outstanding cast of characters. Nathaniel is a dragon shifter. Chloe is a freelance journalist and believes something illegal is going on at Pendragon Castle. Nathaniel and Chloe's story is loaded with drama, humor, smokin' hot sex, action and suspense. I enjoyed reading Nathaniel and look forward to read ...more
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
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I did not like the spanking, and feel that this aspect detracted very significantly from the storyline which was otherwise enjoyable. Woman are not children, and hitting to the point of pain is not sexy to most people. Therefore, if should be noted BEFORE being read so that the reader can make a mature and informed decision.

Should the description be revised to include the possibly objectionable spanking, then I will consider rev
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I have written almost 250 romance novels in contemporary and Regency.

I am a USA Today Bestselling Author and recipient of the 2015 RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014 I received a Pioneer of Romance Award from Romantic Times in the US and in 2012 I was recognised by Queen Elizabeth II for my 'outstanding service to literature'.

I am very happily married to Peter with six sons, and live on the

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